Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has warned that attempts to cause disruption and disturbances in the country will be met with the full might of the law.
Ntshavheni described the planned shutdown on 20 March as irresponsible and reckless, saying the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster stands ready “to deal with lawlessness.”
“The alleged demands about load shedding, the high cost of living and high unemployment rate were addressed by the President during the State of the Nation Address,” she said during a post Cabinet media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday.
“Therefore, the only demand which is the basis for this protest action is the plan to remove President Ramaphosa from office through unconstitutional means. We want to inform all, that regime change through unconstitutional means will not be tolerated, and it will not happen in South Africa.
“Attempts to cause disruption and disturbances in the country will be met with the full might of the law,” Ntshavheni warned.
The Minister noted that schools will be closed on the 20th of March, and this is a trend like in any other country where a school holiday coincides with a normal holiday, and members of the public, who are in employment, and parents normally take long weekends.